Is Christianity a monotheistic religion or a polytheist?

United States
December 27, 2010 6:20pm CST
Is Jesus a god or a prophet?
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11 responses
• United States
28 Dec 10
He is part of the Trinity therefore God
• United States
28 Dec 10
So is there one god or three?
• United States
28 Dec 10
All aspects of the same God
• United States
28 Dec 10
Aspects like what for example?
• United States
28 Dec 10
That's several questions in one! Some Christians are monotheistic and some are polytheistic. It really depends on which denomination you are speaking about. Jesus is God.
• United States
28 Dec 10
What Christian denominations are monotheistic? Which are polytheistic?
• United States
28 Dec 10
Most are monotheistic, but it depends on the views from there. Polytheistic meaning believing in more than one god can be a label for those who believe that God is a trinity - but that depends on terminology and definition.
• United States
28 Dec 10
Are you a monotheist?
@_sketch_ (5709)
• United States
28 Dec 10
Monotheistic. God, Jesus, and the holy spirit, are all separate , but one. Also, Jesus is considered a prophet. So whether you are looking at them separately or as one, there is always just one God.
• United States
28 Dec 10
So it is still YWH/Allah that people worship in Christianity.
@_sketch_ (5709)
• United States
28 Dec 10
I don't know what YWH is.
• United States
28 Dec 10
It is the another term that means god.
• India
28 Dec 10
Christianity is originated from Greco-Roman Jewish religion and plurality of heavenly beings in this religion indicate that it was not monotheistic.
• India
28 Dec 10
Jesus was neither God nor prophet. He was Son of God.
• United States
28 Dec 10
If he was the son of god then isn't he supposed to be god as well? or maybe like the tale of Hercules as a half human and half god? So is Jesus like Hercules?
• India
1 Jan 11
To Muslims He is just a prophet but to Christians the world over he is Son of God. Prophets do not prophesy about their own coming.
@awapak (1277)
• Pakistan
4 Jan 11
No doubt presently Christianity is a polytheist religion b/c it suggests more than one God.But Prophet Jesus never taught Trinity to his followers.This was invented and added long after going up of Jesus.The last divine book clearly says: "MOST CERTAINLY THEY COMMITTED BLASPHEMY,WHO SAID,'GOD IS ONE OF THE THREE;WHEREAS THERE IS NO DEITY OTHER THAN THE ONE DEITY." (Surah Al-Maidah-74,The Holy Quran) Today only Islam is the monotheistic religion.We Muslims believe that Jesus (pbuh)was a Prophet of God.Mother Mary was a chaste woman who gave birth to Jesus miraculously.Jesus was never killed but was lifted above and is still alive to come again in Muslims to kill the last Antichrist and create the first Ideal world State on this earth..... Polytheism is the biggest and only unforgivable sin in the Holy Quran.
• United States
4 Jan 11
I thought the Sikhs are also monotheistic?
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@awapak (1277)
• Pakistan
22 Feb 11
Yes,we appreciate their monotheism.Even Baba Gru Nanak went to Mecca and Madina and said verses in Punjabi to praise the Prophet of Islam...No doubt Sikhs and Muslims were more closer to each other due to monotheism but these Sikhs joined hands with polytheist Hindus in 1947,on partition of India.
@LittleMel (14055)
• Canada
28 Dec 10
christianity is monotheistic Christ is not god or prophet although he did come down to teach humankind something that is not written in Bible that's all I can say for now
@LittleMel (14055)
• Canada
28 Dec 10
if you read the Bible you should be able to tell from my post that I am not a Christian it's not my concern whether you are right or wrong because you said it yourself you can be wrong LOL most people know who Christ is, they just don't say it to avoid unncessary confrontation that's why I said "that's all I can say for now"
• United States
29 Dec 10
I don't read in general so I have no idea.
• Canada
28 Dec 10
It is similar to Hinduism: they have thousands of gods, but really they are all just representations of different aspects of the one god Brahma (sp?). This is according to the Hindu religion of course. I suppose the intent is that gods are complex and humans are simple, and it is no problem for a god to manifest in many different ways/aspects/personalities in order to accomplish whatever great cosmic plan needs to be accomplished. Christians claim that Christianity is monotheistic just as Hindus claim Hinduism is, but there are scholars that disagree and consider any religion where more than one divine being is worshipped to be monotheistic.
• United States
28 Dec 10
So you mean that Jesus is an Avatar of YWH/Allah?
• Canada
28 Dec 10
That is what I have been told by several religious teachers and professors. Likely there are Christians who would disagree with that interpretation, because these things are so personal and beliefs differ from person to person.
@veejay19 (3592)
• India
28 Dec 10
In the Hindu scripture , the Bhagwad Gita, Lord Krishna has said that whenever there is disharmony ,oppression and preponderance of evil in the world, God incarnates as a human being with all the qualities of a human but with spiritual powers which he uses for the good of mankind and the destruction of evil.He comes as a saviour to help mankind who has drifted away from him and gone on the path of negativity and evil.It is in this context that Lord Krishna, Jesus Christ,Buddha and Prophet Mohammed incarnated to save the souls of people who were on the wrong path and to help those who were being persecuted for being on the path of good.If you study all these religions, Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity and Islam you will find that all of them convey the same message of breaking away from the wrong path and following the right path.Unfortunately Man has twisted the real meaning of the precepts of the Incarnations and instilled his own intepretations which he has used for furthering his selfish ends.Jesus has never called himself as God but has always referred himself as the Son of God and so have the other incarnations.He had dedicated his life to the upliftment of mankind and to bring them on the path of good.These Avatars or incarnations did not come to form any religion.The religions were founded by their followers.
• United States
28 Dec 10
I did study those religions. Though many things aren't clear enough and many things aren't discussed in my class and it is over now.
@Pulgaolx (13)
• Portugal
28 Dec 10
I dont believe in god, but... jesus is the son of god, but is an divine being, you can look at jesus as an god, but tecnicly is not.
• Indonesia
28 Dec 10
If i may give an opinion, for me Christianity is polytheists religion, but even so, we as religious people must still respect each other, for me the command " To me My religion, and unto you your religion " is very clear.
• United States
28 Dec 10
Christians believe in One G-d, Jesus. Now this is where it gets complicated.Jesus is the Father, meaning G-d , and the Son, Jesus, and the holy ghost, A essence of the Father who told Mary she was to give birth to Him. So Jesus is both and One.